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Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain?

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    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 4.2K Ratings

Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain?

Send inquiries and questions to:

TheFriendZone@loudspeakersnetwork.com

#TheFriendZone

    Break The Ice

    Break The Ice

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. Remember when we would have random ass ice breakers during the show? They’re back - as a Hot Button segment.

    Black Business of the Week - https://parisbeautysupplyz.com

    Wellness Segment - The Skin Deep https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMseH1ZPtQQu-u7EB4ehyyw

    Thank you to our Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    5 Years of The Friend Zone

    5 Years of The Friend Zone

    On this week's episode of #TheFriendZone, we look back at 5 years of The Friend Zone Podcast - the business lessons, personal development and the many ways this show has impacted our lives.

    Black Business of the Week: Aziza Handcrafted Jewelry https://azizahandcrafted.com

    Wellness Segment: Bookclub thread https://twitter.com/HeyFranHey/status/1276325375790985219?s=20

    Thank you to our Sponsors:
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    Hulu's Woke - Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight. Watch as Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything! Starring Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T-Murph, Rose McIver and Sasheer Zamata. Woke, All episodes Now Streaming exclusively on Hulu. Visit Hulu.com/Woke for more. https://www.hulu.com/series/woke

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    Have a GREAT day!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Reference Episode

    The Reference Episode

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s a Dustin Ross takeover. We finally created that reference episode we’ve been talking about. An inside look at our inside jokes.

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    Wellness Segment - Resources for Lake Charles, Louisiana during the Hurricane Laura crisis.
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    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Hulu’s “Woke” -Because “keeping it light” isn’t working. Hulu presents Woke, a new comedy series, Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight. Watch as Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything! Starring Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson, T-Murph, Rose McIver and Sasheer Zamata, Woke premieres All episodes exclusively on Hulu September 9. Visit https://www.Hulu.com/Woke for more.

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    Have a GREAT day!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Sixty Seven Minutes

    Sixty Seven Minutes

    This week on #TheFriendZone, it’s a shoot the shit episode. No hot button. No segments. Just whatever wants to come up. Brace yourselves.

    Black Business of the Week - Movies In Your Car https://www.moviesinyourcar.com

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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    Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes our food is more than just food – it’s an integral part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support hundreds more Black-owned restaurants in your local community, all across the country. Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com

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    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast

    Have a GREAT day!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Oh My God

    Oh My God

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Assante Smith takeover. We discuss Cardi + Meg’s WAP and go down memory lane of the most sexually explicit and controversial songs of our time.

    Black Business of the Week - The Artist Kit https://www.studiothr333.com/shop/theartistkit

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com

    Ben & Jerry’s - Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com

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    Have a GREAT day!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

    Showing Feet in Racial Chat Rooms

    On this week’s episode of #TheFriendZone, it’s the Dustin Ross takeover. We step into The Crime Zone with the case of a missing Andrew Gosden.

    Black Business of the Week: Studio Yezi Crowdfunding https://jumpstarter.co.za/projects/sola-the-animated-short

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Ben & Jerry’s - The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus have taken a big leap this time. Their new Non-dairy flavors are the perfect sweet treats for vegans, vegetarians and everyone in between! Check out the Ben & Jerry’s sunflower butter lineup, and the whole Non-Dairy family at https://www.benjerry.com

    Discover Card Cash Back - Sometimes, food is more than just food – it’s part of our community. So this year, Discover is giving $5 million to support Black-owned restaurants. To places like Back in the Day Bakery. Post Office Pies. And hundreds more! Learn how you can show your support at https://www.discover.com

    Follow us online:
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/friendzonepod
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefriendzonepodcast

    Have a GREAT day!

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

KierahP ,

“Yo hips betta roll!”

I’ve been a fan of this show since it started and these three just keep getting better. Love the friend zone so much!!

Prince$$_Pea22 ,

The interruptions are cringey!

I don’t normally leave reviews, but I’m just so tired of Dustin interrupting Assante with his crappy,childish jokes. Dustin seems like he has to be the center of attention at all times and constantly interrupts Asante during his takeover episodes. He doesn’t do it during Fran’s episodes, only with Assante.
I used to be a fan because of the wellness aspect, but since the wellness topics have decreased and the interrupting has increased, it has made me start to dislike the podcast.

Rojayln ,

Great show! I need to hear Dustin better

I love the show, but during the show, I seems that Dustin backs away from the mic and he’s very hard to hear at times while his co hosts are at full volume

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